As a child Mike was surrounded by music. His family listened to Hawaiian radio, his aunties, uncles, and cousins sat around late evenings playing instruments kanikapila style.
While in college, The Second Hawaiian Renaissance was in full swing. Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians alike sang of Hawaii’s past, present and future. New songs about Hawaii emerged while marching to the cries of Aloha Aina. It was during these exciting and sometimes turbulent times that music became his epiphany.
Mike believes Mana’o Radio is a blessing, sharing music that educates, entertains and heals. Shakespeare said it best: “If music be the food of love, play on.”